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but human rights groups. and western. bloody conflict the. transitional government should take over. and the northeast feels the financial. the country. regional regeneration.
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a very welcome to you from all of us here at. the sentences for dozens of people who took part in antigovernment rallies last year but the move has failed to satisfy local activists who are calling for the release of all political prisoners human rights groups are urging the kingdom to stop using tear gas and torture interrogations and its continued crackdown on public gatherings. looks at who benefits from. when it came to supporting calls for democracy in middle eastern or north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave out
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of a very clear message for president which is it is time for him to go but when scenes of violent clashes between riot police and reform complainer scame from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months but now stop arming the killers is a message they are more often sending out to the west some have in bahrain blood is worthless and the libyan blood is more important it's just critical a stand so you see if often travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country he and others like him have managed
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to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes months ago. clinton made a statement about bahrain about the human rights situation in bahrain and this. one protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and behind because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful to put the sword and beheading but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops in a seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite a growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors. if anything happens in the bush era plan or any of the other planners that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are or
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are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies and officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the bahraini opposition is a key ally of the us leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain we can leak some of the old many documents proving that if this is true then washington sitting comfortably you can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to why goals to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others like see russia ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. now she might have been executed on wednesday no one knows because the deadline set by the syrian rebels to receive
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around some for a captive you craney and journalist passed without a word on what's happened to her civilians and the media are increasingly being caught in the crossfire of a twenty one month old conflict with the rebels and government trading fresh accusations of atrocities artie's middle east correspondent paula slayer has an explanation. there is growing concern as to the fate of the ukrainian journalist. who was taken captive by syrian rebels two months ago in october now a second deadline has a hostile up of ransom being paid what the rebel group holding her is asking for is some fifty million dollars then accusing her of being a russian and history and spy and they've already released some two youtube videos in which she does appear it was an earlier deadline that was extended to wednesday but as i say this has passed we are hearing from the ukrainian foreign ministry that it is on involved in talks for her release but that they're not releasing any kind of information we do know that ukrainian journalists have directly been
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appealing and talking to the syrian opposition to release her and if not release to at least keep her safe until they do so now of course the rebels almost strangers to kidnapping foreigners there are two russians who are currently being held captive they were taken out last week and moscow is trying to secure their release and then of course it was the n.b.c. crew that also managed to escape the rebel captives they were held held for several days and they were also threatened with execution it's not just kidnappings that the rebels have increased but certainly they have increased the kind of wind and activities they've been conducting there's been a flurry of videos appearing on you tube in which we've witnessed the rebels executing various people and some of the videos their prisoners are flying full good we've seen videos of them behaving people and we constantly hear reports coming out of syria with each side accusing the other of perpetrating calamities indeed what we've witnessing happening in syria is a media war is
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a misinformation more that is increasingly difficult to verify the rebels themselves on not innocent in fact they target guilty as a lot of these as of yet unconfirmed videos so if you do suggest. international peace envoy for syria has been urging the creation of a transitional government to run the country until elections are held and that's what could be on the table right here in moscow at the moment with a visiting syrian delegation reportedly ready to agree to the plan got to spin off now has more on this developing story. it may be as big as the long awaited breakthrough in the syrian conflict happening right there in that building behind me the foreign ministry in moscow serious the deputy foreign minister is in town meeting with the russia's chief diplomat behind closed doors but there is speculation that syrians may have brought a groundbreaking peace plan now it comes after an international envoy on syria mr brahimi who's been trying to call both sides to put their weapons down he met with
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president assad on monday in damascus and yourself later said that he had a positive feeling and that something good was going on according to speculation he may have discussed a peaceful transition of power which may include forming a transitional government with representatives from both the syrian authorities and the opposition mr brahimi is expected in the russian capital also on saturday moscow has a good chance of mediating this since it's been in contact with the syrian authorities and with the opposition unlike most western countries who denounce president assad and the syrian government as the official power in the country now again it's not clear whether that's what they're discussing at the foreign ministry right now but of course we'll bring you all the details of this meeting as soon as we get them. out of his kind of reporting right there well a bleak prospect for britain's northeast it's not sharing the country's financial
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recovery with many laid off and left on the breadline report on that story in just a few minutes here on r.t. . and a ban on u.s. adoption of russian kids is about to be signed into law we'll bring you a live report on bad right after a quick break. and. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life. traditionally the nets people are nomadic reindeer herders and though in many ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in. another week and will be preparing for the winter living around more need for a response this summer is depending on is. the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the ca to see here for families work together
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to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact they say it's a part of their entire culture heritage and way of life and back they say but they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation granlund equipment and clothes and. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not even for boarding school. in students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even more arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded. a scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many say they don't want to trade the modern life for their beloved.
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i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see deer it's a joyful sight. a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come. thanks for joining us here in our today i'm rule reese to show you a president vladimir putin says that he will sign a ban on u.s. citizens adopting russian children the draft lore is a response to washington's magnitsky act targeting russian officials allegedly involved in she won rights violations we can to get details on this right now from
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standing by for us arena that the bill was approved by the parliament in the past twenty four hours now though it's topping the president's agenda what more can you tell us. well that's right it's right there on his table and he says that he doesn't see any reason why he shouldn't sign it but he did mention that he should take one very close look at the final draft of this law on top of that however and has also mentioned that he is ready to sign. a law which would increase the protection of russian children in the country itself that is that children who are left without parents or find themselves in a difficult difficult situation or circumstances will get a bigger protection from the state from the authorities extensionally this is the gist of the. the whole situation with the signing of the minutes that we have right now. because of many already saying the draft is also dubbed a response to the u.s. but can you can you give us some of the background what's the story behind of
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course well i should also mention that one of the primary reasons why the russian lawmakers decided that they even need this law is of course they are the cases of russian children ending up in the in the american adoptive families and then there have been several deaths of these adopted russian children and the russian lawmakers felt like there's not enough done in the united states to protect the russian kids broad in fact they're saying that the u.s. system is not for this sort of thing and they are saying that this is their way to prevent tragedies like the one that happened with who died while in care of his adoptive parents in the united states preventing tragedies like this from happening again however a lot of people are saying that this in fact is sort of a. russian attempt to get back at the american lawmakers who have signed the magnitsky law and just to give you a very brief description of that law entails that means that there is
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a several number there are several russians among them russian officials who have been who are now being prevented from ever entering the united states as well as their asses their financial assets in the country. being frozen now the list hasn't been published yet there are still there's still no information on who exactly is on that list but it we do know that allegedly some of the people who have been supposedly involved in the case of sergei magnitsky are also on that list now the case of the mcguinness he was a rather loud case in russia when a lawyer sergei magnitsky was accused of tax evasion and died in prison now his family as well as human rights organizations are saying that he was beaten to death . they were calling for a foreign investigation into that case as well. doesn't seem like it's actually going to go anywhere and apparently the american lawmakers have been really touched by this story and puts allegedly people who were involved in the case with sergei
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magnitsky on that list. are going to thank you. but u.k. is on the road to recovery there are parts of the country not sharing in the turnaround of people in britain's poorest region the northeast is still feeling the bite there are three times more attempted suicides in the entire london area so you sir for them to see where the situation looks so bleak. as he'll saying impressing gays it's grim up north it's a perception of life in some of the nation's other major cities recessions hit the u.k. hard it's been in the northeast where it's been felt particularly acutely. you know come in a recession and that is right. here i mean you know the very people who are living on the poverty line trade union leader about scott's furious with the government's decision to close sunderland's rempel a factory it's
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a government venture that began back in the nine hundred forty s. to provide employment the people with disabilities two weeks before christmas the government announced that they were going to close the package in factories and it leaves a very bleak uncertain future for disabled workers kelly stubbs was laid off from another rempel a factory back in april and accuses the government of forcing people out of paid jobs and onto a life of welfare we were told in the week before we left the factory. jobs. yeah in fact just four people from his old factory found a job it's not the first time the northern workers have felt the first hand of a conservative government back in the one nine hundred eighty s. in the miners' strike and the margaret thatcher became a symbol of a divided nation this mining village in the living museum in the north east gives
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us a snapshot of the past it's been nearly three decades since margaret thatcher and her conservative government crushed the miners' unions the impact that her policies had on the north east was extreme and long felt and even today there are many people who still have a deep mistrust of the conservative government the conservatives reputation up here is one that's hard to shake and it makes it hard for them to get a fair hearing on any plans to regenerate to find out more we decided it was time to pay a visit to number ten i was shocked at the level of understanding on the conservative benches of how people who live in. the northeast. visit the areas very often and i think they have a completely different view of how people's lives are but government accused of not understanding the north but isn't that your job to represent the things to be a fair bit of bickering that goes on among northern and. well i mean having an
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accent in the house of commons you know i've got quite happy ducks and but that sort of you get sneers when you have an accent when you speak in the commons from the government benches so that in itself is just an example of how the mismatch between the two sides of the government insists it's treating grace in the area seriously and his earmarks money for infrastructure projects targeting the northeast in particular but a legacy of let downs has left many northerners less than in seized what we're saying is the government this is going up and this is not. it's a complete shambles so all in it together or nation divided one thing seems certain that with many predicting an increase in unemployment and a triple dip recession for the ek the challenge is if the year ahead looks to be
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testing times for everyone so r.t. and are just turning twenty minutes past the hour moscow time for france has refused to help the central african republic fight off the rebels closing in on its capital and president francois hollande said paris is only protecting its own interests and not the regime itself the local protesters are angry at a lack of action attacked the french embassy by lawrence freeman of the executive intelligence review magazine says this and it is an example of how colonial powers are hindering the development of sovereignty in the unstable region these developments do not occur overnight this is been brewing for years the french are playing a very bad role and if they give become militarily again in the central african republic that's not going to be healthy for african countries are going to have to move in and saudi's ground and i think the french have a right to protect their embassy but beyond that if they become. it's not going to
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be helpful to the central african republic or any of the neighboring countries of the c.l.r. what's going on there is what's been going on in most of the countries in the region which is that you have very unstable governments these countries have never become sovereign because only your powers france and that be required power grid have kept their finger on the resources of these countries and they basically have never allowed these countries to develop for government and they would develop the country for the people at the nomic li. watching r.t. and russia says the next generation of spacecraft design is ready it's completely rebranding a new super space ship capable of flying to the international space station and the way to the moon more details on that on our web site. also on line for you a russian family sues british car manufacturer a bentley for failing to live to its claims of luxury this after
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a defective air bag claimed the life of one. ride into artie's what up that we now go starting with madrid's doctors and nurses who are once again on the streets calling for plans to privatized hospitals to be scrapped and they are striking for a fifth week in a row medical workers are also angry over possible layoffs with many still unsure whether their contracts will be renewed next year government says the cuts are needed to maintain the health service through recession and the region's total of one hundred forty five billion euros and. the opposition in egypt has dismissed president morsi as calls for dialogue claiming he didn't offer any real substance it was on wednesday that morsi delivered his first national address after signing in the new charter paving the road to democracy with the opposition insists the new constitution allows dictatorship by the islamic majority meanwhile egypt's prosecutor ordered investigations into claims of opposition members plotted to
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overthrow the regime. the festive atmosphere has been reaching rather new heights with the crew enjoying the holiday spirit away over. the team on the international space station held their traditional video conference with russia's father frost just ahead of new year's celebrations or they were all over the next five months holding experiments and space walks but for now enjoying some free time during the holiday season. now the afghan foreign ministry says the country has lost over seventy million dollars in taxes because foreign firms are linked to nato not paying their dues the report says tax dodgers rely on the u.s. led alliance to keep the ball off their backs but political analyst and former afghan m.p. that old sultanzoy says local politicians are equally to blame what was going on in two thousand and one two thousand and two when the interim authority came to
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existence in this country they signed deals exempting some of these companies who were dealing with need and i south and then. many other companies came and started. carpetbagging in backpacking. illegitimate gains in never paid taxes this is not new and this government will never have the guts to collect taxes from those rogue companies just an aviation alone. there are dozens and dozens of companies who are bringing passengers and cargo to this country and who are bringing other goods and they have never paid any taxes they've never paid even landing fees in some cases they haven't paid or flaked fees this is just aviation and you can imagine in other fields of commerce in. fuel and transportation and logistics and security in other arenas in all arenas there
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are hundreds of millions of dollars every year there are scaping and this government also sometimes gives them some reprieve reducing their taxes and exchange for bribes now as two thousand and twelve draws to a close we continue to look at the events that shaped it today our news teams that recall the launch of julian sanchez program and broadcast exclusively on r.t. the wiki leaks founder to prominent figures shunned by the mainstream media while he was still under house arrest in london. it was right on the new year's eve when i went to london to see june to discuss the news so. i'm truly in a sun. it's true she wakes expose the world secret
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police documents from the very beginning and fifteen million high profile shows day strong with a lot of it's as a boss or so we created this web page with big video player and video feeds containing trailers deezer is sneak peeks most shows tend to have a spike and then go down the both more it's online and you with your keep climbing it in quite a quite a steady about i think believe you the story said this was quite an important piece of the julian assange show gains over a one million visits and views online and believe me or am interesting news show it's kind of an achievement but never before that we had anything like that on t.v. when. the person sitting on the house around here would give voice to quiet quite a few people around the world whose position of the world doesn't fit in the
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mainstream you to picture. what i do stay with us here on r.t. from all recalls of two thousand and twelve up next however just a couple of minutes on our tease lauren lister bringing you her take on the world's financial headlines straight from washington if you can stay with us.
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market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cause or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report on. morning news today violence is once again flared up. saying these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are the day . good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for wednesday december nineteenth two thousand and twelve
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u.b.s. has settled over accusations of libel rigging as expected from reports we received earlier this week but we now know colorful details about the traders call each other nicknames like superman and captain chaos which was spelled wrong by the way that's according to the wall street journal now we get no such color from the federal reserve and its manipulation of rates but that is no coincidence we'll talk to a former v.p. of public affairs at the federal reserve bank of cleveland about what is lost in fed speak plus the treasury department announced it plans to sell its entire stake in g.m. within fifteen months according to the new york times a reminder of the bailouts in two thousand and eight of course but instead of government bailouts how about innovating out of a slowdown or changing your business model we'll talk to the c.e.o. of car to go to north america about dialers adventure in car sharing and from new revenue to no revenue c.b.s. reports instagram.

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